Reception anxiety and the joycean allusion

Lidstone, Matthew Adam (2013) Reception anxiety and the joycean allusion. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This project identifies and critically explores the significance of allusions to author James Joyce found across a wide range of cultural products, from Jacques Derrida's published philosophical works to popular culture artefacts such as Hollywood films and late twentieth-century literature. Allusive depth is multiplied as allusions to Joyce's work connect to the multiple allusions already at work within his own text; this connectivity functionally reverses the referential chain and carries it outside of the text to innumerable other alluded to texts. This project will elaborate on how alluding to Joyce opens up a multilayered intertextual dialogue that has the potential to enrich and complicate the alluding text, as well as all of the texts that get pulled into such intertextual dialogues. This process of recognition and reintegration generates a dialogue between texts, as the alluding text opens up an allusive space that encourages further signification, culminating in an interpretive interplay.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10897
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-76).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: 2013
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Allusions in literature; Intertextuality.

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